Emad Al-Shihabi

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500 Startups Reveals The Startups In Its Spring 2013 Accelerator Class

500 Startups has announced the names of the startups that joined its accelerator program this spring — perhaps the most internationally diverse yet as 71 percent of companies come from outside the US. Additionally, the firm has been rather active with other investments, with several companies …

Meet the 6 startups from the inaugural accelerator of French telco Orange

French telco Orange has had a presence in Silicon Valley for over a decade. But on Monday night, the global giant — which has 231 million customers …

@WalmartLabs Goes Shopping, Comes Back With Two Startups

@Walmart Labs, the tech arm of the retail giant’s e-commerce unit, announced a pair of acquisitions today. Now on board are OneOps, which brings its …

RocketSpace Launches RocketU Developer Bootcamp With In-Person Classes For N00bs And Ninjas

If you can’t program, the future’s looking bleaker and bleaker. And if you can, learning to manage other code monkeys could get you promoted. Office-as-a-service provider RocketSpace’s new RocketU is a tech professional education program aimed to aid engineers no matter where they are in their …

Need An IT Job? Try Washington D.C. And These 9 Other Cities Outside The Valley

Bright.com, a San Francisco job hunting startup, looked through 4.5 million job listings on its site and came up with this list. These are the cities that had the most per capita IT job growth and the most tech job openings over the past year.<p>Here's the list:

EA confirms ‘Frostbite Go’ engine for mobile games will come to iOS & Android

As noted over at NeoGAF, EA has recently updated its website for the popular Frostbite engine to list details regarding a new version of the development platform for mobile devices dubbed “Frostbite Go”. While there aren’t many details, the page confirms that EA has plans to bring the engine to …

Thieves Stole $45 Million From ATMs Because The U.S. Uses Absurd 40-Year-Old Technology

If we weren't all using 1960s technology to conduct financial transactions, maybe we wouldn't get heisted.<p>Yesterday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed that an international team of thieves had stolen close to $45 million in the biggest ATM fraud case in history. The heist required some …

PayPal wants to get rid of passwords in favor of biometric security

While passwords are the way of the land on the internet, PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett says that passwords and PINs are …

Information Systems

PayPal's chief information security officer says passwords' days are numbered

Recently speaking at the Interop IT conference, PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, stated that passwords and PINs were operating on borrowed time. Barrett hopes to replace online security keys with a setup that's a blend of software and hardware-based identification. He …

Udacity Will Offer Masters Degrees in CS From Georgia Tech

In yet another groundbreaking online education deal (between Udacity and Coursera, there are at least two per week!), Udacity will now offer masters …

Lessons From Amy's Baking Company: Six Things You Should Never Do On Social Media

Yesterday’s incident with Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro has generated a lot of conversation about what not to do on social media as a brand. But underneath the typical commentary about bad brand behavior and reputation management are tips anyone (yes, even you) can takeaway from how …

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …

Location, Location, Location!

This screen shot is from a villa in France. It probably costs a few million euros to own that living room. But when it comes to real estate values around the world, this villa might be in a great part of the planet, but France's overall real estate values have fallen by 1.6% in the 12 months ending …

Real Estate

This is why big data is the sweet spot for SaaS

People often ask me where the smart money is in big data. I often tell them that’s a foolish question, because I’m not an investor — but if I were, …